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by jcallends
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Do I have to scrap my transom?
Replies: 10
Views: 2157

Re: Do I have to scrap my transom?

I would think the transom is salvageable, this problem is common when you use a circular saw. What you need is a straight edge clamped to the transom to use as a guide for your cut. If the bottom is a vee than you will have to make 2 cuts. With the guide you can concentrate on holding the saw flat o...
by jcallends
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: From making wine to... building a Tunnel Mite?
Replies: 10
Views: 3742

Re: From making wine to... building a Tunnel Mite?

Best idea I've heard yet, a floating winery.
by jcallends
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: NOboat work.......HUNTING
Replies: 10
Views: 1502

Re: NOboat work.......HUNTING

I also remember the good times we had when a bunch of guys go hunting but I can't understand why anyone would hunt deer in the UP. The only thing the deer in the UP have to eat is pine trees and garbage. You would do much better in southern Michigan where I'm at. According to the Michigan DNR the fo...
by jcallends
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Winter has hit in Parts of Utah
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: Winter has hit in Parts of Utah

Lowka, just remember, age is only a number. I became a great grandpa last year.
by jcallends
Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Advice and Opinions Please DC and Shorepower System
Replies: 27
Views: 10773

Re: Advice and Opinions Please DC and Shorepower System

RV refrigerators are usually gas units with no moving parts, the gas is sulfur dioxide at about 300 psi. Heat from either a propane flame or an electric heater applied at the proper location causes the expansion of the gas, I believe liquefied, with the resulting absorption of heat. It is one of the...
by jcallends
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Bildge paint
Replies: 21
Views: 6322

Re: Bildge paint

Rustoleum makes a one part epoxy garage floor paint, about $25/gal. at Home Depot.
by jcallends
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Retirement
Replies: 15
Views: 8713

Re: Retirement

A back brace is great if your pain is only caused muscle strain but if the pain never goes away then it is not a good idea. In that case there is a good probability that you have slipped a disc or have another spine related problem. If the pain never goes away you should get medical attention.
by jcallends
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Inside hull paint
Replies: 8
Views: 4317

Re: Inside hull paint

I have used Rustoleum Epoxy Garage Floor paint on interior floor and hull walls. It is very durable and a one part system but have not seen any other colors than grey.
by jcallends
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Thinning epoxy for penetration?
Replies: 13
Views: 6435

Re: Thinning epoxy for penetration?

When you heat a surface and then apply epoxy you are really heating the epoxy via contact heat transfer. Heating uncured epoxy is a double edged sword, not only do you reduce the viscosity of the mix for better penetration you also shorten the time to reach the "B" stage where it is unworkable altho...
by jcallends
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Cardboard instead of plywood?
Replies: 9
Views: 7592

Re: Cardboard instead of plywood?

Do you really meam corrugated board? If so then the previous post says it all except many types of corrugated board are made of plastic and is used for all kinds of things. Political signs and RC airplanes come to mind immediately. Plastic board would solve the water problem but would create others ...
by jcallends
Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cavatation plate question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

Re: Cavatation plate question.

Thanks to all for the info, I will put the cavitation plate at the bottom of the transom.

Lowka, There is no BooBoo. Even the frame plan showed the reduction. I would send or post a copy of the instructions except I am in SW Florida, 38 degrees right now, and left my plans and boat in Michighan.
by jcallends
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cavatation plate question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

Re: Cavatation plate question.

The boat is the Delta-Q houseboat, flat bottom, except in case of anticipated top speed of 10 kts. or less the transom height is shortened at the bottom by 4". This is all according to the Glen-L plans. On the bottom the last 5' aft is a gentle curve to that dimension.
by jcallends
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cavatation plate question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

Cavatation plate question.

The bottom of my transom is 4" higher than the bottom of the boat. Should the cavatation plate measurement be from the bottom of the transom or from the bottom of the boat?
by jcallends
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: epoxy problems
Replies: 29
Views: 6074

Re: epoxy problems

Your question is too broad to answer easily. What did the epoxy look like that was left in your mixing container? Was it cured (hard). It really sounds like a mix problem. Did you use the right ratio but reverse the resin and hardner? Before going any further with the build I would mix a 1 ounce bat...
by jcallends
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Laws that you never heard of. LOL
Replies: 4
Views: 2346

Re: Laws that you never heard of. LOL

Law of flying.......Take offs are optional - Landings are mandatory.

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